As the suburbs continue to encroach on deer habitat, game departments have become more restrictive about which bang sticks hunters may use when hunting in the deer woods. Whether you are looking to extend your season beyond archery and muzzleloader, or if sticks and strings and front stuffers are simply not what you are looking for, buying a slug gun does not have to break the bank.
November 14, 2012 – Catastrophe struck the Dan Wesson Firearms plant in Norwich, New York when a fire broke out in the basement of the plant. Unfortunately, most of the ammunition for the plant is also stored in the basement. An employee was first to discover the fire, which was apparently caused by a faulty electrical system, but is under investigation.
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If you are the type of person who can cite current CQB doctrine as easily as your birthdate—you should probably seek professional help. Luckily, I am that help! CQB doctrine dictates that the operator manipulates the charging handle with their support hand only. This eliminates the need to take your hand off the pistol grip, but may—depending on the buttstock and head placement—require the operator to lift their cheek from the stock. However, properly positioned, you should not have to lose a proper cheek weld.
Archery ranks just below table tennis for total number of injuries related to the sport. Unfortunately, the number one archery related injury is falling from a tree—an injury that is completely preventable with a little common sense and the Hunter Safety System.
In any shooting competition, a sudden death finale makes all of the hype and build-up worth the wait. A 3-Gun Nation shoot-off offers every bit of that anticipated excitement, but it adds a twist to up the ante. When a competitor makes it to the final round, the switch is made to sponsor-provided equipment—FNH USA’s SCAR, SLP Shotgun and the FNS-9.
Pepper spray or Oleoresin of Capsicum is a great defense against bears if deployed properly. Of course a .300 Weatherby or .454 Casull is preferential, but not always as practical or legal. For instance, when bowhunting elk with an archery-only permit—even in bear country—could result in legal troubles if you were caught with a sidearm. There is also the factor of accuracy when teeth and claws are coming your way at 30 mph.
Fouling is a necessary evil when dealing with front stuffers, but maintaining the breech plug is quick and easy thanks to a couple of cheap tools.
Some would call it fear mongering, others would accuse me of sabre rattling. I would just call it plain fun, common sense and an excuse I can use to buy a new gun without getting beat up too bad by the wife. Whatever you call it, the possibility of Obama getting reelected and another assault weapons ban is a reality that I intend to take preemptive action against.
Diamondback Firearms made a statement about ultra-concealable pistols with the introduction of the DB380. Just as the market was getting comfortable with that idea, Diamondback upped the ante with the DB9 which is one of, if not the smallest, production 9mms ever produced. After a little digging, I have found Diamondback has come out with a few new surprises.
Few critters have a sniffer that can match a whitetail and I have failed the test more than once. As far as I am concerned though, it’s a death sentence for a nanny to blow at me when I have a doe permit in my pocket. A doe that smart just needs to be removed from the gene pool. However, while I always welcome a doe down to provide good eats for the freezer, shooting does doesn’t help me hang any bone on the wall, which is a primary reason why I hunt.
Gun Owners who Open Carry Must Have a Handgun License
Governor Mary Fallin today reminded citizens who plan to take advantage of Oklahoma’s “Open Carry” law to study the law and remain in compliance. Under the new law, which goes into effect November 1, 2012 citizens with a handgun license issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) will now be able to carry both concealed handguns and openly displayed handguns. Previously, license holders were only able to carry concealed weapons.
Americans are likely paying more attention to the economy than the Supreme Court, but they should be thinking about presidential court appointments and the effect the next election is going to have on the make-up of the court. Of course, there is no guarantee that the next President will get to appoint a justice to the bench, but the possibility certainly exists. The effect on the court could change the way we live our lives as well as the guns we can own.
In March 2012, James D. Julia Auctioneers conducted what is reportedly the largest grossing firearms auction in history. It was hard to imagine ever putting together another sale of such monumental proportions, but the recent October sale, which grossed almost $16 million certainly approached it.
There are several traditional ways to state your support for the Second Amendment. For instance, you could simply display the actual language of the Second Amendment, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
My first waterfowl hunt would have been comical—well, actually it was for everyone involved except me. I was invited to hunt ducks and owned a shotgun. What else did I need? Of course, I ran out and bought waders and a couple of calls—that I didn’t know how to blow—and threw my gear in a backpack.
By Patrick O’ Malley
When the Republican nominee for Vice President, Paul Ryan, recounts Barack Obama’s 2008 remarks about people who “Cling to their guns or religion,” his answer is simple. “I’m a Catholic deer hunter, guilty as charged!” Your team in the nation’s capital presented a series of in-depth questions to Ryan, to further explore the positions of the Romney-Ryan ticket on issues of concern to SCI members.